As a nursing education specialist with Ascend business ATI Nursing Education, Honey Holman creates and revises content for exams, practice exams, tutorials and video scripts for nursing students. The NCLEX test (which students must pass to become a practicing nurse) is updated every three years and many of ATI’s products are updated on the same schedule to help learners and educators stay current with references and practices. Honey also keeps her team’s handbook updated for common processes and tasks, and trains consultants who assist with item review.
When she’s not working, you can find Honey spending time with her family – especially during family nights at her house, which consist of board games, movies and themed meals. She’s also involved with her church and helps with leading and serving there.
Q. What does an average day look like for you and your job?
A. Currently I am helping lead the update of our nursing Skills product. This product includes learning material and videos focused on skills general nurses need to perform on the job, such as inserting and caring for intravenous lines, feeding tubes, vital sign assessment, and airway and oxygen management. Beyond this project, my typical day is split between writing items or learning content and reviewing created content, including meeting other nurse and test developer colleagues to prepare assessments. Essentially, our team produces the “meat” for all the content across our products that nursing students will use.
Q. What is your favorite thing about the business unit or department you support?
A. Our team of nurses is brilliant. We all have different areas of expertise from our varied practice backgrounds. We have good relationships and can collaborate with each other when we need a second opinion or to gain the advice of a peer who has more experience in a certain aspect of nursing.
Q. As a follow up, what is one word that you would use to describe your work team?
A. Resilient. We balance each other well with varied personalities and expertise, and there is a deep commitment to the team. When you practice nursing in a clinical setting, covering each other’s breaks and taking extra shifts when a team member is down becomes second nature and so we apply the same care in this working environment. We work together well and there is great give and take that keeps us moving forward no matter what professional or personal difficulties come up.
Q. What’s the best thing about the city you live in?
A, We live in a small town in Alabama that is also home to the country singing group Alabama, who kindly built a really nice park with a walking trail and exercise equipment where my daughters love to play. We enjoy town parades, festivals and fairs that all give it that nice, homey small-town charm. We also have access to the mountains, and it’s far enough north that we get to experience all four true seasons each year.